Pastry Chef Jim Hutchison of Foxwoods Resort - Biography

North Stonington, CT

December 2010

As a child Jim Hutchison loved math but was bored with it at a desk in the classroom. But he found a more interesting application for his numbers interest in the kitchen, applying mathematic and scientific theories to recipes and techniques. Hutchison’s vocational chef-instructor allowed the budding pastry chef to experiment and work on any technique he wanted.

Following his vocational training in high school, Hutchison enrolled at The Culinary Institute of America to further his education and hone his skills. Throughout culinary school Hutchison staged in various New York City kitchens, and upon graduating he moved to the Big Apple to continue working and staging. Hutchison moved north to Boston to check out the culinary scene in Bean Town, and would regularly travel down to New York to stage.

Hutchison’s working career has included both classically-driven kitchens as well as modern technique kitchens. He combines both philosophies into his pastries, straddling and blurring the lines between the two. Hutchison is now pastry chef at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.